Depression in family caregivers

24th September 2021

Family caregivers in Africa play an important role in patient care and support, and their role is pivotal to palliative care service delivery.  This study highlights a high burden of depressive symptoms, which requires urgent attention to improve their quality of life and well-being.

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Prevalence and factors associated with depressive symptoms among family caregivers of palliative care patients at Hospice Africa Uganda. Dipio R, Acuda W, Namisango E, Nalubega-Mbowa MG. Palliat Support Care. 2021 Jun 22:1-8. doi: 10.1017/S1478951521000730. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34154696.